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Myocarditis: Introduction

Myocarditis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the muscles of the heart. See detailed information below for a list of 86 causes of Myocarditis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Myocarditis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Myocarditis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Myocarditis

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Causes of Types of Myocarditis:

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Myocarditis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Myocarditis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Myocarditis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Myocarditis may include:

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Stories from Users for Myocarditis

Real-life user stories relating to Myocarditis:

Myocarditis: Animations

Medications or substances causing Myocarditis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Myocarditis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Myocarditis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Myocarditis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Myocarditis

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Myocarditis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Myocarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest pain, more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms more »

Myocarditis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Myocarditis

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Myocarditis: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Myocarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Myocarditis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Myocarditis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Myocarditis:

Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Inflammation of the muscular walls of the heart.
- (Source - CRISP)

Myocarditis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myocarditis, or a subtype of Myocarditis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Myocarditis

The list below shows some of the causes of Myocarditis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Myocarditis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Myocarditis. Of the 86 causes of Myocarditis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 18 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 64 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Myocarditis:

The following list of conditions have 'Myocarditis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Myocarditis:

The following list of medical conditions have Myocarditis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.












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Causes of Myocarditis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Myocarditis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Myocarditis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Myocarditis:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes)

    Symptoms related to Myocarditis:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Heart pain, Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Q fever, Bacterial infection, Toxoplasmosis, Viral infection, Certain medications, Scrub typhus, Autoimmune myocarditis

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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